Battleships Game: this includes the french pronunciation of the letters)
The students love this competitive and fun game!
I use this battleships game (which can also be used as a lotto grid) to help students to practise their pronunciation of the letters.
I drill pronunciation with the whole class before they play the game: The students secretly choose 5 squares on the top grid and then try to guess which 5 squares their partner has chosen, filling in the bottom grid with “hit” and “miss.” To choose a square say a letter from the horizontal line and then a letter from the vertical line.
Where the 2 letters meet up is the square you have chosen.
I use the second sheet (without pronunciation help) to further challenge the students: they should place this on top of the first version and then try to play the game pronouncing the letters correctly as far as possible from memory. I allow the really weak students to have the first sheet next to the second sheet so they have lots of support, stronger students are allowed a few “sneaky peaks” at the first sheet and the really strong students aim to refer back to the first sheet as little as possible. This really helps the students to memorise the vocabulary/structures!
During the game I circulate the classroom checking pronunciation. This is followed by whole class drilling of pronunciation mistakes.